How to Curate a Private Party Right Here in Oklahoma
by Brynlee Handy August 19
We’re seen a celebration or two in our day, so we know all the most pertinent parts to curate a private party right here in Oklahoma. After the question is popped and the planning starts, there will be more than a few pre-wedding activities to coordinate as well. Whether you’re aiming for small-scale or the sky is the limit, we suggest mapping out a budget and committing to it! Once that is settled, there are just a few things you need before nailing down any other details. We compiled a few of the most pertinent festivity details down below so you can pick and choose what feels right for your private party to feature!
Photo // 21c Museum Hotel
Private Party Spaces
You’ll need somewhere to host your happy occasion, so start off by checking out the iconic 21c Museum Hotel, Angry Scotsman Brewing, Zannotti’s Wine Bar, Scissortail Park, Station 13, or Walker Terrace to name a new. These OKC, Tulsa and Stillwater locales will totally elevate your event, and each has something completely unique to offer. If you’re having trouble deciding which spot might be the right fit for you, check out this guide to some of our favorites.
Photo // Prep Lively, Kathryn Johnson Photography
After deciding where you want your private party to go down, then comes filling in all the other elements. It can be extremely overwhelming to line up every single detail alone, so hiring a private party planning professional like Prep Lively can help keep you on track and on your rocker. Their expertise in engagement parties, bridal showers, luncheons and rehearsal dinners are all opportunities to showcase your style and set the mood for the perfect party that guests will remember well past the event.
Photo // Puffed Up Balloon Decor
Choose décor that conveys the mood you want and reflects who you are to your guests! Go as over-the-top or understated as you’d like with vendors like Puffed Up Balloon Decor and Balloon Therapy Tulsa that create artful balloon installations to bring a modern, whimsical touch to your affair. Keeping things lighthearted ahead of your wedding, these bespoke balloon touches are just what you need!
Photo // Bubbles and Brews, Hannah Donze Photography
Snacks + Sips
Your guests will likely want something to munch on and small bites are a private party favorite. Order a custom charcuterie tray from Graze Craze, Inc and cover all the bases at once! For something sweet to sip on throughout the evening, Bubbles and Brews will come on-site with their vintage Piaggio Ape and its unbeatable on-tap prosecco and craft beer bar.
Cookies are such an easy way to get something sweet to your guests at your private party and can be more COVID-19 friendly than cake or other desserts. We know some seriously talented bakers, so hit up Whimsy Cookie Co., Royal Cookie Co. and Flour Cookie Co. for all your small baked goods needs.
Nothing creates an upscale vibe faster than fresh florals and modern florist Trochta’s Flowers and Garden Center knows how to do centerpieces and installations right! Make the outdoors feel luxe or your indoor setting feel thick and lush, filled with beautiful blooms like the ones above. Plus, check out our other favorite local florists here.
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Trochta's Flowers and Garden Center
Bubbles and Brews
Graze Craze, Inc
Puffed Up Balloon Decor
Balloon Therapy Tulsa
21c Museum Hotel
Angry Scotsman Brewing
Zannotti's Wine Bar
Other Local Vendors: Whimsy Cookie Co., Walker Terrace